I’m pretty sure Alan Turing had no idea of what his first thinking-machine would become within less than a hundred years. I doubt if by these times, anyone would imagine how technology will look like in the 2020’s, not to mention being in the palm of our hands.
Our lives have dramatically changed due to technology, yet our physiological evolution takes a little longer. While we’re all here with a purpose of enhancing our healthy well-being, we thought to raise awareness of a few tech habits most of us have, which might be damaging to our health.
First, sitting for long periods of time makes it harder to sit straight, keeping our spine in a proper position. Over 15 million people spend their working days in front of their computer screens, for approximately 7 hours each day. And clearly this is just partial information, for that more and more professions are becoming digital and even painters work with a computer nowadays, not to mention the extra time using their home computers.
Naturally, the next issue (and maybe the most common) is our cellphones, of which we use 24\7, for business, pleasure and everything in between. Walking in the street does not include switching glances, simple because everyone is looking down, and not at their shoe laces.
Both of these tech habits, on top of their advantages, may also appear with negative outcomes. Such as cervical kyphosis (leaning towards), constant lower back pain, sight damages, concentration problems and even mental changes due to content exposure through different platforms.
Last but most certainly not least, our sleeping habits. Both habits mentioned above, together with eating and drinking habits, physical activity levels, smoking habits etc. have a negative effect over sleep. The balance between our “daylight choices” and the quality of sleep is crucial and bilateral. When we spend the majority of our days in front of screens, our melatonin production cycle changes, our hunger and thirst feelings change, along with our cognitive and emotional state.
The good news are, that the change for the better is achievable, doable and very valuable. If we’ll choose to combine no-screen times during our day, if we adjust our sitting position in front of the computer screen, or elevate our hand while reading or texting with our cell phones, and of course, if we’ll create a better sleep hygiene - we’ll get to enjoy the results sooner than we think.
We @elvy.ai invite you to make one little change today with our pro-sleep night charger, and enhance your healthy well-being while still living your good normal lives.